View post tag: Defence USS Denver Collaborates Medical Training Training & Education August 29, 2013 View post tag: Training View post tag: Naval View post tag: Navy View post tag: Defense View post tag: Denver View post tag: USS View post tag: Collaborates View post tag: Medical Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Denver Collaborates Medical Training View post tag: News by topic Amphibious transport dock ship USS Denver (LPD 9) medical staff began a two-day basic lifesaving training in a collaborated session at National Hospital Guido Valadares (HNGV) in Dili, Timor-Leste, Aug. 28 during a scheduled port visit.The basic lifesaving training incorporates CPR and basic patient stabilization in a hands-on fashion where the attendees will then take the skills they learn back to their home clinics and continue training their staff.The training is just one part of a much larger health initiative and is held in collaboration with staff from the Royal Darwin Hospital, in Darwin, Australia, Timor-Leste’s Ministry of Health Directorate of Community Health Services, HNGV, the National Hospital Referral and Ambulance Services, St. John of God Healthcare, and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID)-supported health improvement project (HADIAK).“This effort once again brings the widest array of partners imaginable together,” said U.S. Ambassador to Timor-Leste Judith Fergin. “The range of Timor-Leste-based partners is large, maybe even unprecedented.”For many medical staff members of Denver, the event serves as their first international medical training, but they have high hopes for the future benefits that it could provide.“This is a program that has a definite curriculum that they hope to continue to use long after we leave,” said Lt. Bethany J. God, Denver’s medical doctor. “It’s not something that should be one-and-done, they should be able to teach and continue this program after we’re gone as well.”“The next two days will set the standard and the model for our cooperation through years ahead,” said Fergin.Denver is on patrol with the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), commanded by Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON), 11 and is currently participating in Exercise Koolendong with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit.[mappress]Press Release, August 29, 2013; Image: US Navy Share this article
The World Bank says Jamaica is poised to generate increased economic growth of two per cent and more per annum by the 2018/19 fiscal year.The World Bank’s lead economist, Philip Schuler, says this projection is based on the government’s prudent fiscal stance and the resulting stable inflation rate; improvement in the country’s current account balance; and heightened business confidence, which is expected to generate significant new investments.Schuler, who was speaking via video-link from the Bank’s headquarters in Washington DC, praised the government for maintaining the fiscal stance that continues to generate steady improvements in Jamaica’s economy, following protracted periods of volatility.He noted that apart from “a couple of bad quarters” in 2014, there have been notable growth and improvement in key areas, such as the gross domestic product (GDP) and employment.Schuler also pointed to the dramatic decline in the rate of inflation, noting that while this has increased slightly since the start of 2017, it is expected to remain within the Bank of Jamaica’s forecast range.However, he urged the government to be mindful of the prevailing risks to which the economy remains vulnerable.These include a debt level that remains very high, and the country’s vulnerability to natural hazards and climate change, adding that Jamaica is an open economy subject to global shocks arising from policy uncertainty.The Bank’s Country Manager for Jamaica, Galina Sotirova, also underscored the need for further strengthening of the nation’s and economy’s resilience to natural disasters and other exogenous shocks.